Nintendo isn’t done with the Wii U : has big plans for it
Nintendo has come under great criticism concerning Wii U: from design, availability of games and the like, everyone was predicting doom and gloom about its latest console. But things seem to be turning for the better lately, and the company has a plan to make a big come back.
Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s president sat down and talked with IGN concerning future strategies and how they plan to tackle the lack of games for the platform. Here’s a part to get you started:
“First, we’re doing much more second-party development,” Fils-Aime said. “Everything from ‘Bayonetta 2,’ which is an exclusive to Wii U game, ‘Devil’s Third’ is an exclusive to Wii U game… all of these key games coming in the near term. We think it’s this pace of product launch that we need to really drive momentum for Wii U.”
Fils-Aime said Nintendo wanted to launch many of its key games, such as ‘Pikmin 3’ and ‘Super Mario 3D World,’ much earlier in the system’s life to create “the momentum that we wanted.” But with the recent release of ‘Mario Kart 8’ in late May and ‘Super Smash Bros’ for Wii U just on the horizon, Nintendo is finally reaching that desired “pace” Fils-Aime referred to.
Besides contracting third-party studios to directly work on various licenses owned by Nintendo, Fils-Aime said the company is also working much more with independent developers.
You can read the rest of the article over at Business Insider.